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Hi I'm Ali Richards

I'm from New York. I like the outdoors and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior at BYU-I studying Human Biology and Spanish. I decided to take the next 18 months off to serve a mission. I got called to one of the new Salt Lake missions and I get to speak Spanish! I am the 6th our of 10 kids. Family is very important to me. I love doing anything outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Savior and Heavenly Father appeared to Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove. Knowing that Christ atoned for my sins and suffered through the atonement just so that He is able to know exactly what we are going through and how we feel is what keeps me going every day. I know that He is the only one that can truly comfort me and give me peace in my soul. I live this gospel because I have had to rely on Him so many times in my life and there is no way that I am able to repay him other than doing what He has asked me to do which is follow His commandments. I know that is church is true because there was a time in my life when I decided that there was no such thing as a God and that if there was he wasn't a just God and that he just let suffering and pain occur. I've since come to realize the healing power of the atonement and its power to completely heal me from anger and bitterness and self-hatred. I wouldn't trade my testimony for anything. I know that I am a daughter of god who loves me and is eagerly waiting for me to ask Him for help so that He can pour out His blessings upon me.

How I live my faith

Before coming on a mission, I taught Sunday school for the 6 year olds and also the 8 year olds.